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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso (isohybrid)

#11 Post by kmathern » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:32 pm

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kmathern wrote:Would it be possible to make a delta file between this and the original 32bit Mepis-Roadblock iso file here: http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtop ... 93#p295193 ?

For those that already have the earlier iso I think a delta file download would be quite a bit less than 1.3GB and you might not get in to as much trouble with the folks at dropbox.
Given on the amount that had to be changed, read edited removed/added within the original iso to make it work as it should , it would not be a good idea,
As for Dropbox, if someone else wants to provide a link for downloading pm me and I will provide another link so they can download it.
Have you tried to make a xdelta, you'd be surprised how well it works....
m_pav wrote:+1 for the delta. I really think it would come in at ~300-400 Mb, which is a huge bandwidth and time saving no matter how you crunch the numbers. You got nothing to lose by at the very least creating the delta to check for yourself

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I've created a delta using xdelta, it weighs in at 215 MB. I can upload it to dropbox and post a link if anyone's interested.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso (isohybrid)

#12 Post by Adrian » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:51 pm

kmathern wrote:I've created a delta using xdelta, it weighs in at 215 MB. I can upload it to dropbox and post a link if anyone's interested.
Please do, I think Mike will appreciated it, I don't need one for 32 bit, but if Danum updates his 64 bit I would be interested to get the delta.

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#13 Post by m_pav » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:06 pm

I too am more interested in 64-bit, haven't run 32-bit for 3 or more years now and have no intention of going backwards for my own use, though I do keep a 32-bit iso handy for the "incapable" CPU's, however, as soon as I got the impression that Danum would do a 2nd release, due to bugs he found and was not satisfied with (something we seem to share, Maybe perfectioniism or partly OCD as my wife describes me), I held off downloading the 32-bit ISO, so I only have the 64-bit ISO that has had the isohybrid treatment.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso (isohybrid)

#14 Post by richb » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:10 pm

+1 for 32 bit delta. I keep running 32 bit on my 64 bit machine. For my use it is very capable and saw no difference when running 64 bit. (Mostly off topic but had to comment because of the "going backward" comment. :happy: ).
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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso (isohybrid)

#15 Post by m_pav » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:14 pm

8GB RAM, the ability to have multiple VM's in operation simultaneously, plus 64-bit is measurably faster in long duration processing, such as massive multimedia operations.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso (isohybrid)

#16 Post by kmathern » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:19 pm

Adrian wrote:
kmathern wrote:I've created a delta using xdelta, it weighs in at 215 MB. I can upload it to dropbox and post a link if anyone's interested.
Please do, I think Mike will appreciated it, I don't need one for 32 bit, but if Danum updates his 64 bit I would be interested to get the delta.
Here's a link to the delta file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18456966/Mepis- ... .iso.delta
md5sum=45f76bcaaa870fa3ee2e28ccc1f51421

For those who don't know how to apply the patch here's some instructions

Prerequisites:
a) The original 32bit Mepis Roadblock iso file (Mepis-Roadblock_32.iso) from this thread http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/viewtop ... 93#p295193
b) The xdelta package needs to be installed
c) approx. 1.5 GB additional space on the partition where the patched iso file will be created

Open a terminal in the folder where the delta file is located and run the following command:

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xdelta patch Mepis-Roadblock_32.iso__to__Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso.delta /full/path/to/iso/Mepis-Roadblock_32.iso
If the delta file and the original iso are in the same folder you can omit the full path.

The patched iso file will end up in the same folder as the delta file, it will be named "Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso" {the same name as Danum's file}.
Run a md5sum on it, it should be: edf7a7bbc2ad0e4db9f3a62b9ba85c8e {the same as Danum's md5sum}

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso (isohybrid)

#17 Post by KrispyKritter » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:56 pm

I have Roadblock_b-32 up and running.

John you did a fantastic job. :number1:

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso (isohybrid)

#18 Post by Danum » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:46 pm

Thanks Kent, I knew if I waited long enough someone would do a delta.
As for a 64 bit I am working on a new release, but do not expect it in the next few days as there are problems I want to address, the main one being, compared to other KDE4 releases Mepis is a resource hog, that is a fact not fiction, and has been stated by testers reviewing Mepis enough times, plus I know it from testing other releases, plus there are other issues that I will attempt to remedy.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso (isohybrid)

#19 Post by richb » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:50 pm

m_pav wrote:8GB RAM, the ability to have multiple VM's in operation simultaneously, plus 64-bit is measurably faster in long duration processing, such as massive multimedia operations.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock_b-32.iso (isohybrid)

#20 Post by mahmood arbab » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:07 pm

Here is a problem I am encountering with Road block_B installed on my desk top and laptop computers. Evidently, this version does not automatically pick up the LAN printer in my home networking set up, like the original Mepis 11 does. And once I try to set it up using System Settings, the scan is none responsive, and trying to set up by providing the printer's URL, verify botton in System Settings says printer share is not accessible.
Any help as to how this could be resolved.
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